Welcome to The News-Post’s 2022 general election guide

Use the guide to learn more about candidates for the Nov. 8 general election. The News-Post sent questionnaires to all candidates in this year’s races for school board and for Frederick County, state and federal offices, using email addresses they provided to the Maryland State Board of Elections.

Candidates’ responses are posted. Additional responses will be posted as they come in.

Candidates for most races are separated by party (Democrats and Republicans) in the guide, then grouped by the office they seek. The races for school board and judicial seats are nonpartisan.

Offices on the ballot this year

  • Frederick County: executive, County Council (Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, at large), sheriff, state’s attorney, circuit court judge, clerk of the circuit court, judge of the orphans’ court, sheriff, register of wills
  • State Senate (Districts 2, 3, 4, 5)
  • State delegate (Districts 2A, 3, 4, 5)
  • Statewide: governor, attorney general, comptroller
  • Federal: U.S. senator, U.S. representative (District 6)
  • Frederick County Board of Education (four at-large seats)

There are five statewide ballot questions this year and two Frederick County ballot questions.


  1. renaming the Court of Appeals and Court of Special Appeals
  2. eligibility of senators and delegates
  3. limits for civil jury trials
  4. legalization of cannabis
  5. changing how orphans' court judges are chosen in Howard County

Frederick County

  1. the County Council's authority to approve binding arbitration awards for firefighters
  2. fringe benefits for County Council members

The wording of all ballot questions is posted at www.elections.maryland.gov/elections/2022/index.html#ballot_question

For a complete list of all candidates running, go to elections.maryland.gov

Click on an individual race or on “Frederick County.”

What else to know

Voting will be in person on Nov. 8, Election Day, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Registered voters can look up where they go to vote on Primary Day at voterservices.elections.maryland.gov

Early voting will be Oct. 27 to Nov. 3 (including Saturday and Sunday), from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

There are four early-voting centers in Frederick County:

  1. Trinity Recreation Center, 6040 New Design Road, Frederick
  2. Urbana Regional Library, 9020 Amelung St., Frederick
  3. Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser St.
  4. Myersville Town Hall, 301 Main St. (new location)

Any registered voter may vote at any of the four sites.

Mail-in ballots

Voters may request mail-in ballots. The deadlines to request them are:

  • Nov. 1 — by mail or fax
  • Nov. 4 — through the internet
  • Nov. 8 — in person at Frederick County Board of Elections, 340A Montevue Lane, Frederick

For more details: elections.maryland.gov

Drop-box locations

There are eight secure drop-box locations in Frederick County for turning in mail-in ballots:

  1. Frederick County Board of Elections, 340A Montevue Lane, Frederick
  2. Brunswick Middle School, 301 Cummings Drive
  3. Catoctin High School, 14745 Sabillasville Road, Thurmont
  4. Governor Thomas Johnson High School, 1501 N. Market St., Frederick
  5. Myersville Town Hall, 301 Main St. (new location)
  6. Oakdale High School, 5850 Eaglehead Drive, Ijamsville
  7. Urbana Regional Library, 9020 Amelung St., Frederick
  8. William R. Talley Recreation Center, 121 N. Bentz St., Frederick

Drop boxes are under 24-hour surveillance.

Registering to vote

The deadline for registering to vote in advance for the primary was Oct. 18. But registration also will open during the early-voting period Oct. 27 to Nov. 3 (at any early-voting center) and on Election Day, Nov. 8 (at a voter’s assigned polling place).

Official ballots are posted at elections.maryland.gov

For other election information, go to frederickcountymd.gov/1198/Board-of-Elections

The Frederick County Board of Elections phone number is 301-600-8683 (VOTE)

Read all our election coverage on the Election topic page.

2022 Democratic Candidates: County Offices

2022 Other Party Candidates: County Offices

2022 Democratic Candidates: State Offices

2022 Other Party Candidates: State Offices

2022 Democratic Candidates: Federal Offices

2022 Republican Candidates: County Offices

2022 Republican Candidates: State Offices

2022 Republican Candidates: Federal Offices

2022 Election: School Board Candidates